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    Has anyone here replaced their water heater with one of those new hybrid heaters. They are supposedly much more efficient than conventional electric units. What sets them apart is the integrated heat pump which actually extracts heat from the air. I know it's a bit pricey at around $1600.00 off the shelf, but it should pay for itself in about 5 years.

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    RAH,

    I have been looking at them as well. I just had to change one for my MIL in her condo. I couldn't use the heat pump one there because of space, etc. but mine will need replacement in a a year or 2 and it is in the perfect location for it. I may just give it a try.

    Some of the reviews I read about them complained about them being noisy. I even called a friend of mine that was a plumber and asked him about them but he has not put one in yet.

    As far as the increased cost of the unit, my guess is that in energy savings, it should pay itself back in about 4-5 years and with it having a 10-12 yr warranty it would be a no-brainer.

    If you decide to go with one, let us know how it works out.
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    Sounds interesting, I'll ask around too. I'd be interested in any more information if you guys come across some. Always looking for ways to lower the power bill. Just replaced all the windows and doors and the change has been very nice!

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    I looked at them and see it as a smart investment but have been waiting on others to utilize them and bring the market price down, What I see as a much smarter investment here in Florida is solar water heaters and that will likely be were i would spend the investment if I had to make a move because of failure of present equipment in todays market
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    Damn! We just missed out on the 30% Federal rebate. Could have saved us about $500.00.

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